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A brilliant and feared critic, Kenneth Tynan was a nabob of the National Theatre alongside Laurence Olivier, and he was also the daring impresario who created "Oh Calcutta". He was a notorious eccentric, a louche sophisticate: connoisseur of cuisine, wine, literature and women. Where else could you find such a judicious blend of aesthetics, theatre lore, love, marriage, sex and politics? These sizzling diaries will remind older readers of a man whose reputation as the greatest critic of the twentieth century is still unchallenged and introduce younger readers to an electrifying writer who simply could not be boring.

"A diary crammed with Class A gossip." -- Guardian, 21st September 2002

"it is the incidental details, the confessions, the asides and the opinions that make the diaries so addictive." -- Daily Telegraph 5th October 2002

'Combines sex, style, philosophy, gossip, remorse, defiance, brilliance, anxiety and dread' -- Simon Callow, Sunday Times

'I must join the club in my praise of The Diaries of Kenneth Tynan' -- Steven Berkoff, Observer

'Like the dazzling Tynan himself, quite irresistable ... treat yourself to the diaries of this dashing and stoical hedonist' -- Washington Post

'No one, they say, ever erected a statue to a critic, but Tynan has bequeathed something even larger: a legendary life' -- Michael Billington, Guardian

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